It’s apparent that people tend to compare consoles from both platform holders. I see articles from left to right and top to bottom with these comparisons. PS4 Pro and Xbox One X are the mid-generation upgrade of this console generation and both can run games at 4K – may it be checkerboard rendering or native.

It’s a basic human reaction to compare things side-by-side to know which one is the best. It’s not wrong, but I find some of these comparisons lacking when I read ramblings like “Sony needs to step-up in terms of the PS4 Pro support”. They fail to see the point of Sony having the PS4 Pro in the first place.

When the PS4 Pro was announced, it was targeted to make the base PS4 look better — a piece of hardware to grab — while having the PS4 Pro to be the premium affordable choice for gamers. A premium device that can run 4K native or checkerboard rendering (either way, it is still 4K!). PS4 Pro, again, is here to take advantage of the growing 4K market. It’s clear that Sony learned from their past mistake by pricing the PS3 at an amount that certainly blew away our wallets.While making the PS4 Pro affordable for everyone who wants to level up their gaming experience, they had to cut-down one important piece of its hardware – the ultra-HD blu-ray player. Now, everyone who loves to watch their blu-ray movies on UHD might be disappointed by this setback. Consoles are an overall package of what we can an entertainment device and without the UHD blu-ray player, it lacks that sense of an “overall package”. It’s true but you have to remember that PS4 Pro is primarily a gaming device. Being able to play movies is just an add-on while playing games on the device is the main purpose of having it in the first place.

Sony made the PS4 Pro as the premium “gaming” console that’s reachable for everyone who wants to experience 4K. Its sole purpose is to provide players a device that’s affordable for 4K and not overshadow the base PS4. Even if it lacks the power that the Xbox One X has, it’s your affordable piece of hardware that can give you 4K on most games out there.

Please note: I own both consoles, I will still buy the Xbox One X for my third-party games, I just don’t see the point of these comparisons when both PS4 Pro and Xbox One X have different purposes.

  • mondaymurder23

    “PS4 PRO ISN’T TO COMPETE WITH XBOX ONE X, IT’S FOR THE CONSUMERS” wow damage control lol

    • Aenea

      I don’t see it as damage control, I do see it as something stupid tho….

      • OhWTFlol

        Funny, I don’t the article as damage control and stupid. I, however, find you stupid.

        • Aenea

          LOL, how mature!

          Care to elaborate as to why, hmm?

      • mondaymurder23

        no dude that sound like damage control and nothing more

        • Aenea

          Nah, that is something a fanboy would say. It’s just a stupid article….

  • Aenea

    I find this a weird article. The Pro is a premium console and so is the One X, so why shouldn’t they be compared? Both are also for the consumers, who else does this writer think is being targeted??

    So yes, both can and should be compared. And yes, Sony should try more actively to make sure devs are supporting the Pro better. Am also positive tho that many games that have released since the Pro were already in development way before the dev. kit was available and am sure in (near) future we will see more games taking advantage of it. And yes, having two mid-gen upgraded consoles in the market will only help support for both!

    So both camps can be happy with their purchase!

    • mondaymurder23

      the pro was a wast of my 400$ i dont see my self buying another console unless there is another persona or a really improved yakuza never again

      • Aenea

        Ahh, then this is downplaying then huh?

        • mondaymurder23

          downplaying ? lol i could give one shit about a inferior console i just bough it becuase it had 2 games i wanted to play and that’s it what other use does it have ?

          • Aenea

            If you have a very capable PC and aren’t interested in many of the exclusives then it doesn’t have much use indeed….

            But if you have a capable PC a One X certainly would be a waste of money tho…

          • mondaymurder23

            the funny thing is i dont own a xbox but sony fans swear to their god sony that the games on the PS4 are must buy games lol which i can tell you they are not and that’s coming from some one that actually own the console.

          • Aenea

            Taste is rather subjective tho, doesn’t mean they are wrong just that they have a different taste than you.

            I’ve tried Persona and Yakuza, not my fave games at all, Uncharted and Horizon Zero Dawn on the other hand….

            And I actually own a Pro as well….

          • mondaymurder23

            “Taste is rather subjective” there you have it not from me but your own mouth i dont hate sony fans but i do despise the things they do like downplaying games becuase they arent third person action with stealth and runs at a cinematic 24 frames, i enjoy forza horizon on my RIG forza apex as well but i haven’t bought any sony first party games but what i’m saying is that MS of all corporation got me to buy 2 games while hasn’t gotten my slightest attention and what do you thing is the problem ?

          • Aenea

            You have bad taste? 😀

            *ducks*

          • mondaymurder23

            no you have bad taste in games lol third person action games call me when sony can create some thing of a different genre